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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria aims to recruit Westerners with video
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria aims to recruit Westerners with video

An extremist Islamist faction operating in war-torn Iraq and Syria has released a video calling upon Westerners to join its ranks, demonstrating the group's media savvy. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appears to be trying to capitalize on its battlefield victories in Iraq, where its fighters are threatening the U.S.-backed government. The new video, which was uploaded to YouTube but later taken down, features members that the militants say are from Western countries, including Britain and Australia. They call upon fellow believers abroad to join them in what they refer to as the "land of Sham and Furaat" -- an archaic reference to lands encompassing modern-day Syria...

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